Child’s Play series creator Don Mancini directed the last film in the series, the disappointing (but still fun) Seed of Chucky. Now, he is returning to the director’s chair again for the latest film in the series, The Curse of Chucky, which has begun principle photography in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada last week for Universal Pictures. David Kirschner returns along with Mancini to produce the film, and special F/X guru Tony Garnder is back to do the special F/X, which he also did for Seed of Chucky.
While not everyone may be jumping for joy, horror fans will be elated to see their favorite killer doll return to the big screen next year. The first plot details have been released as well:
“Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (voiced again by Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end. “
I’m personally glad that Brad Dourif is sticking it out and returning as the iconic voice of Chucky, and it looks like his daughter will be joining the series as well. I know Dourif and Mancini are close friends after all the Chucky movies, so it doesn’t surprise me, and the fact that they’re getting away from the silliness of Seed of Chucky is a relief, as the series was starting to spin off into self-parody. A straight-up sequel to everyone’s favorite killer doll movie is a welcome thing, in my book.